Sundaram Alternates SISOP

Scheme Rating

IME Scheme Rating

3 of 5 stars

Reasonable Investment Option: Can be considered for investors seeking a concentrated Large & Mid-cap portfolio, with a proven long-term track record.

IME Strategy Rating

3 of 5 stars

Concentrated Large & Mid-cap Strategy: Sundaram SISOP (Sundaram India Secular Opportunities Portfolio) is a multi-cap (skewed towards large-cap), concentrated (~15 stocks), and sector-agnostic portfolio. At the scheme level, the strategy is quite tightly defined with clear concentration, style & fundamental benchmarks that are being followed. Strategy bias towards large-cap, but there is a reasonably high concentration in mid-caps (reflected in the core skills of Sundaram AMC). The strategy has matured successfully by investing in businesses with a large and mid-cap bias, capitalizing on their secular growth opportunities.

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IME View on Sundaram Alternates SISOP

Type: Large & Midcap | GARP | AUM (1101.2 cr) | Inc Date (1 February 2010)

Focused on sector agnostic portfolio and looking for companies with compounding stories

Sundaram SISOP aims to generate capital appreciation across market cycles by investing in a concentrated portfolio of around 15 stocks by following its “3Q” approach to stock selection:

  • Quality of business: Scalability, self-sustaining business models, Differentiating factors in business
  • Quality of financials: Ability to double earnings in 4-5 years, min-ROIC of 15%, OCF/EBITDA>50%, D/E< 0.5x.
  • Quality of Management: Track record, vision, high sustainable growth, identifying and investing in profitable opportunities, good corporate governance

Trailing Performance

1yr 3yr 5yr Since Inception
Sundaram Alternates SISOP 25.6 13.7 17.6 17.3
S&P BSE 500 TRI 39.5 19.5 19 13.6
Alpha over Broad Mkt BM -13.9 -5.8 -1.4 3.7
Nifty 500 38.4 18.1 17.5
Alpha over Category BM -12.8 -4.4 0.1

Performance as of: 28-Feb-23 | Inception Date: 01-Feb-10

Fund Managers

Madanagopal Ramu | 3-star rated FM

Fund Manager | 19 yrs Experience | 6 yrs at current firm

Past Experience: Centrum (Analyst), PFC (Project Finance)

Having joined Sundaram as a research analyst in 2010, Madangopal went on to become the Head of Research and co-manager of a number of the Sundaram AMC funds. He joined the PMS division in 2018.

Fee Structure

Fee StructureFee
Fixed Fee Structure2.5
Variable Fee Structures2.5% fixed + 20% above 10% hurdle
Exit Fees1yr(1%)


AMC: Sundaram Alternates PMS (click link for detailed AMC review)

Not a top recommendation due to being an AMC-driven PMS: Sundaram Alternates PMS is a mature PMS provider and with a known specialisation in small-and-mid caps. While it is slightly more differentiated than some of its larger AMC-founded PMS peers, it does suffer from AMC-promoted PMS ailments (PMS as an add-on instead of a clearly segregated business unit, churn in the investment team, a lack of skin in the game for the CIO and typically loosely defined investment philosophies), which is why we typically prefer owner-managed PMS providers instead. However, it does have its own positives- (a) long-track records of core portfolios -- each of which has over a decade of performance (b) differentiation in terms of mid-and-small caps (c) more PMS-like strategies - higher concentrations & differentiated portfolios.

AMC Rating

3 of 5 stars

AMC Pedigree

3 of 5 stars

AMC Size

4 of 5 stars

Team Pedigree

2 of 5 stars

Inv Philosophy

3 of 5 stars


3 of 5 stars

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